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About ygap

ygap is an international organisation that supports early-stage social impact ventures with locally-led solutions to local problems.

We believe in the power of entrepreneurship as an effective way to make sustainable and equitable change in the world.

ygap supports local entrepreneurs who deeply understand the unique challenges of their communities and are best placed to develop solutions, and we collaborate across sectors to create spaces where they can thrive.

We currently operate across Africa, South Asia, the Pacific Islands and Australia. ygap has offices and local teams that lead our programs in each area that we work.

Since 2008, we have run 65 programs that have supported 626 ventures working to make change in their communities. 

Since 2008:

65programsrun

Across Africa, South Asia and Australasia.

626venturessupported

With social or environmental impact

86%venturessurviving

Operating 2 years post program

73% positiverevenue growth

More jobs and more community impact

What We Do

Impacting Lives

We work to increase the capacity and agency of entrepreneurs to run successful businesses that have a positive social or environmental impact on their communities.

Changing Systems

We identify system-level barriers to support, inclusion and access within the entrepreneurial ecosystem, then work with stakeholders across sectors to co-design and implement solutions to address them.

Measuring our work

We collect and analyse carefully designed metrics to ensure our work is having the intended impact. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) features across every aspect of our work.

Work with us

We work with a wide range of stakeholders including development agencies, governments, foundations and the private sector to realise and further develop their entrepreneurial support and impact strategies.

We are experienced practitioners with over a decade’s expertise working with impact ventures and leading large collaborations. We are always evolving to respond to the needs of the entrepreneurs and stakeholders we work with, as well as the local contexts we operate within.

Since 2008, we have developed, delivered, tested and refined programs to support impact entrepreneurs across Africa, Asia and the Pacific. We have a proven methodology, as well as a strong track record and recognised expertise in supporting diverse entrepreneurs to grow their ventures.